Learn About Butterflies Day

Since today we are supposed to learn about butterflies, I found this article and thought it gave me some information I did not know. Have a wonderful & beautiful day!

Butterflies

** As spring approaches, people in the Vancouver area and all over the country celebrate “Learn About Butterflies Day” on March 14. Butterflies are a bug even pest control in Vancouver, WA can love, and Alpha Ecological sees this as an excellent time to discover the facts on these remarkable insects and their vital role in Washington’s ecosystem. First, let’s take a look at the features common to all butterflies.

 

Attributes and Behavior
Every butterfly has two antennas, four large wings and a narrow body. These insects gain sustenance by drinking nectar through a long tube that resembles a straw. Unlike moths, they have a club at the end of each antenna. Many species also feature brightly colored wings.

Butterflies usually feed on flowers and travel during the day. This activity benefits humans by pollinating a wide range of plants. These insects rarely create a need for exterminators in Vancouver, WA. However, a few species produce larvae that can damage crops.

 

Washington’s Butterflies
Various butterfly species inhabit forests, prairies and mountainous areas, so it’s no surprise that many of these beautiful insects reside in Washington. Among others, they include the Pine White, Orange Sulphur, Brown Elfin, Silvery Blue and Spring Azure. Several types of Swallowtails also live in this state.

One particularly destructive butterfly attacks crops in Washington. The Cabbage White eats nasturtiums, broccoli, radishes, cabbages and turnips. Professional exterminators in Vancouver, WA have the expertise to help farmers and gardeners combat this pest and its voracious caterpillars.

Nonetheless, most of the state’s butterflies are quite beneficial. One attractive species is known as the Red Admiral. It harvests nectar from dandelions, daisies, milkweed and numerous other plants. This sizable insect normally lives in gardens or forests. Its black wings feature brown, red, white and blue markings.

 

Butterfly Gardens
Some locals create special gardens with plants that attract pollinators. They often draw small birds, moths and butterflies to the area. In Washington, it’s best to plant colorful native flowers. A few of the most desirable options include marigolds, sunflowers and zinnias.

 

 
** http://www.alphaecological.com/blog/learn-about-butterflies-day/

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